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'A wonderful essay by Carl Wilson, who hates Celine Dion. Since Dion is extremely popular worldwide, he tries to investigate how it is possible that he cannot feel the love for her. It is a beautiful and touching attempt to examine his own snobbery. In the meantime, you also learn a lot about the phenomenon Celine Dion and immediately question all your own examples of "good taste".' — Paulien Cornelisse
Not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last.
This collection of quotes demonstrates the elegant simplicity of Ai Weiwei’s thoughts on key aspects of his art, politics, and life.
'Brautigan is my favorite author. I have read all his work. It's about nothing, and about everything at the same time. Beauty is more important than truth.'
A singular and characteristic novel by Worthy, about a lost generation that seems willing to sacrifice everything in the name of fame and relevance.
'I have read The Bureau with great pleasure. Voskuil's alter ego Maarten Koning describes how he functions as an office slave in the micro-society of Het Bureau. In De Buurman we read how Maarten is actually caught up in complicated social situations at home. Because they now take place at home, they feel even more inescapable than in Het Bureau.' — Paulien Cornelisse
The sequel to the bestseller Taal is really my thing. And then there is more than the title suggests. The successor to Taal is really my thing (2009) is again full of useless, yet amusing analyzes of our language use. This is not a P.S. but an update.
Language is really my thing is the mega-bestseller by Paulien Cornelisse with equally hilarious and recognizable observations about our language use.
Limited edition on Ali - the man, the legend, and the myth in all his raw, prime glory.
'I think this is the finest collection of Van het Reve essays there is. In every essay he analyzes a widely held belief. For example: At Philips they could make a lamp that burns for years, but they don't, because then they won't sell any more. Very rational but also funny, Van het Reve explains why this is nonsense.' — Paulien Cornelisse